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Hometown Business The Snyder Daily News presents

West Texas State Bank has been part of community since 1950 On Jan. 14, 1950 the West Texas State Bank (WTSB) opened its doors and by the end of the first day, deposits were $1.5 million, and increased to $2.3 million by the end of the first week. From a 4,000-square foot beginning at the current location on the southwest corner of the Snyder square, WTSB has had numerous expansion projects, in-

cluding adding a second floor in 1952. In 1964, drive-through banking facilities were added, and the motor bank facilities have been enlarged and upgraded several times. A 24-hour ATM machine is located at the corner of College Ave. and 30th Street. In 1996, the First National Bank of Rowena was purchased by WTSB and

was renamed West Texas State Bank of Rowena. Current directors are James Brown, Darryl Calley, Dan Cotton, Jay Eiland, John Greene, Terry Martin and Mark Williamson. The bank officers are Mark Williamson, CEO; Darryl Calley, president and cashier; Vic Jeter, senior vice president; Jennifer Bufkin, vice presi-

dent; Lesa Mayer, vice president; and Justin Rosson, vice president. Assistant vice presidents are Terri Cahoon (Rowena branch), Judy Dunk and Tina Gordon. Assistant cashiers are Julie Cotton, Elizabeth Gonzalez and Jennifer Schniers (Rowena branch). West Texas State Bank currently has deposits of $131 million.

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celebrating local businesses and the people who make them go.

Bell Cypert-Seale Funeral Home, Classic Interiors, Community Bank of Snyder, Cupcakes & Cowboys, Dickey’s Barbecue, Edward Jones & Co., Forget-Me-Not Florists & Gifts, Friendly Flower Shop, Howard Smith Janitorial, Jack’s Roadboring, Lillie’s Apparel & More, Mason Jar Mercantile, McWilliams Pharmacy, Nana Bear’s Notions, Peace, Love & Jewels, Pizza Inn, Purple Sage Motel, Roe’s Furniture & Appliance, Scurry County School Federal Credit Union, Sonic Drive In, The WR Whistle Stop, Tiger Gym and Tanning, Wash Happenin’, West Texas State Bank, Wright Colonial Funeral Home

Patels offer good barbecue, quality lodging

Vipul Patel and his wife, Sam, stay very busy with the two hometown businesses they own in Snyder. They’ve owned the Purple Sage Motel for three years and Dickey’s Barbecue Pit for nearly as long. Located at a convenient location on South College Ave. next to Walmart, Dickey’s is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. The restaurant features daily specials and can cater any function, large or small. It is also a favorite spot for teams to eat following athletic or special events in Snyder. “Our brisket is smoked here at the restaurant for 14 hours and our pulled pork

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Classic Interiors offers a personal touch

If you are looking for a personal touch for all your interior design services, you don’t have to go out of town for top-ofthe-line products and services. Just go to Classic Interiors like people in Snyder and around the area have done for the past 25 years. Classic Interiors is located at 2520 Ave. R. Lyn Lancaster, owner, offers very unique gifts and a bridal registry for the soon-to-be-bride. For design services, select Classic Interiors for carpet, tile, wood flooring, upholstery and drapery fabrics, art work and an extensive line of decorative accessories. Lancaster said her favorite part of the business is meeting the customers, designing a project and being able to see the finished job. The entire staff at Classic Interiors, including Lancaster, Brenda Billingsley and Patti Grimmett, provides a personal touch and hometown service to everyone. Lancaster said the business location is the site of where the Livery Stable used to be located — “a long time ago.” Classic Interiors is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

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Peace, Love & Jewels offers more than jewelry

Kristy Glass is the owner of Peace, Love & Jewels and has found that almost everyone who comes into the store for the first times says, “Oh, this is not just a jewelry store. You have all kinds of unique things.” The store carries adult and children’s Sanuks and Corky’s. The store has purses, wallets, Bible covers, clothing, candles, luggage, back packs and much more. They also have Mud Pie baby clothes, baby blankets and bibs. Kristy and her daughters enjoy shopping for their customers. If there is something they do not have or carry, they will do their best to find the product at an affordable price. Peace, Love & Jewels is located at 4107 College Avenue and is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

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Sonic has been Snyder landmark over 40 years The Sonic Drive In has been a landmark at 4100 College Ave. in Snyder since 1972. Over the past 41 years, countless teenagers have “circled the Sonic” ordering countless hamburgers and 44-ounce drinks. Owners Michael and Shara Humphrey are proud that the Humphrey family has owned the local eatery since 1974. Several remodels, renovations and upgrades to the original building have made it what it is today. Michael Humphrey said that his favorite part of running the business is meeting people that he might not know otherwise. Also, Sonic is always supportive of local schools and organizations. Sonic has had many great employees over the years, and Michael Humphrey particularly wants to mention Shirley Tealer, Cheryl Moore and Juan Trevino, who have been with the business over 30 years total. Sonic has more than 3,500 drive-ins coast to coast and serves approximately 3 million customers every day. The Humphreys’ desire is for the Snyder Sonic to be the best in America. When asked to sum up the business in one word, Michael Humphrey said “busy.”

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Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home is there during that time of need For most people, tradition plays an important part in life. In good times of celebration, traditions enrich our lives and strengthen our family relationships. In trying times, such as the death of a loved one, traditions such as funerals offer familiar experiences which help us cope with the loss of someone significant in our lives. The staff at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home is aware of the range of emotions that the loss of a loved one can create. It is that knowledge that enables them to help you make sensible, well-informed decisions when it comes to arranging a funeral service that will be both respectful and memorable. Whether you choose a traditional memorial service or cremation, you can be assured that the staff of Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home will treat you and your family with dignity, compassion and personal, caring service. Since 1954, the staff at Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home has dedicated itself to serving the families of Scurry, Borden and surrounding counties. With many years of combined funeral service experience, the staff at Bell-CypertSeale Funeral Home can help families arrange a service to fit their wishes and needs. Whether the family desires a simple graveside service or a traditional memorial service, Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home will guide families through the arrangements. For almost six decades, Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home has been helping with questions about funeral services, Social Security and veteran’s benefits, insurance forms and pre-planning funeral services. Located at 3101 College Ave. in Snyder, Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home prides itself on being people in whom you can place your trust.

Lillie’s offers variety of apparel Family owned and operated since October 2008, Lillie’s Apparel & More provides Snyder and the surrounding community with a unique variety of apparel, accessories and gifts for men, women and children. The main goal is to provide customers with sincere and helpful service with a smile. Lillie’s also offers a complementary gift wrapping service for any occasion. Plus sizes are available for women and children’s clothing in toddler, kids and youth sizes are also available. Recently renovated and renamed in 2012, Lillie’s can be defined as a modest, yet eclectic collection of classy, chic and casual styles. Stop in at Lillie’s today and discover a little something for every taste and budget.

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Community Bank of Snyder described as hometown and homegrown Community Bank of Snyder can certainly be described as a hometown and homegrown business. It has been around for 108 years. Originally known as Snyder National Bank, it changed its name to Community Bank in November 2008. Joe Jackson is the bank’s president and chief executive officer while Jack Gorman is the senior executive vice president. Doug Scott and Helen McLeod are senior vice presidents. Matt Melbourne is the senior vice president and cashier while vice presidents are Chris Bibb, Kristi Menix and Louis Soliz. Assistant vice presidents are Paula Bond, Gay Ritchey and Lois Brewster while Carmen Bryant and Kim Hicks are assistant cashiers. Members of the board of directors are Ted Crenwelge, Joe Jackson, Ralph Miller, Max von Roeder, Kris Seale, John Ward, Bill Wilson, Nolan von Roeder and Mike Valentine.

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Edward Jones representatives offer years of experience

Snyder is home to three Edward Jones investment representatives, Tim Riggan, Russell Riggan and Trent Driggers. Tim Riggan and Russell Riggan are Edward Jones Investments representatives located at 4202 and 4404 College Ave. Tim has been at his location for 29 years and in business a total of 33 years. He offers IRAs, retirement planning, estate planning, long-term care insurance, 529 Plans, 403(B) and education about investments. If some of these terms are confusing, all the better reason to contact Tim and his staff. “The favorite part of our business is being able to help clients reach their retirement goals and live comfortably in retirement,” said Tim. “We also enjoy helping our customers with their education funding needs. I think people would really be surprised at the variety of services and education that we offer to help them understand investments.” Tim Riggan’s staff consists of Barbara Eicke, who has been with him in the business 26 years, and his wife, Dianna, who has been involved in the business for 24 years. Also working in the office on an on-call basis is Deanna Holladay. Everyone in the office says that the

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word “service” describes their business and what they have to offer. Russell Riggan has been with Edward Jones Investments for 10 years and he also is involved in retirement planning, college funding plans, estate planning, life insurance, long-term care, legacy planning, trust management, mortgages and custom business retirement plans. “My favorite part of the business is helping our clients realize their goals, whether it is their retirement plans, col-

lege funding plans, family financial protection or legacy planning,” said Russell. Russell said he would like to sit down with potential clients and explain how little the day-to-day market fluctuation and news headlines affect long term goals. Service is the one word that sums up the office with Russell, Stoni Riggan and D’Ann Preston ready to answer all your investment questions. “We have four of five family members that work for Edward Jones and my wife has as well,” said Russell. “We love the company and there isn’t a better feeling than seeing someone’s dreams become a reality.” Trent Driggers, CFP, is at the Edward Jones Investments office located at 1906 30th Street. He has been a financial advisor for 13

years and at this current location for five of those years. Trent specializes in investment planning, retirement planning, tax planning, education planning, life insurance, longterm care insurance and home mortgages. “Helping people achieve their goals is one of the favorite parts of this business,” said Trent. “We are dedicated to serving our customers.” “I think people should also know that Edward Jones is always voted among the top companies in America to work for,” said Trent. “And that we can serve the most affluent or the beginning investor with quality services and products.” Trent’s staff includes Donna Richardson, Sr. BOA, and Emily Beck, BOA. “Many people come in to visit with us and state that they are surprised that there are Edward Jones’ offices in Snyder,” said Trent. “Many larger firms like ours will not set up offices in small towns.” Trent, Donna and Emily all used the same one-word in describing their office and it is “caring.” All Edward Jones Investment offices are open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


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Mason Jar offers unique and different items

One of the most unique shops you’ll find in Snyder and West Texas is located at 1819 25th Street, which is just across the street from the courthouse and the famed White Buffalo statue, which is a favorite “picture taking” spot for tourists passing through the community. The name, Mason Jar Mercantile, sends shoppers back to earlier years where just about everything could be found in a mercantile store — and it’s true for this store. Owned by Kim and Pam Robertson for the past 3½ years, shoppers can find a wide variety of vintage items for the home or to give as gifts. Pam said the one word that describes her business is “vintage.” The store has a large selection of lamps, candles, Farm House Fresh items, lanterns, calendars, antique furniture and unique pillows among the items that will look like treasures in any home or office. There’s also a wide selection of infant clothing and accessories for the baby along with mirrors, clocks, Crown bird feeders and wrought-iron décor and picture frames. Pam said refurbishing furniture and going “junking” are two of her favorite things to do associated with running the store, along with meeting new and old customers. “People are amazed when they walk through the store and see the many unique and different items,” she said. The store features free gift-bagging and has bridal and baby registries. New items arrive daily including baby items, pillows, wall plaques, lamps and more. April Davis, Pam Robertson, Audra Robertson and Taylor Tyrrell are always ready to help or just to let customers browse through the store. New summer business hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The store is open every Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Kim and Pam want to thank everyone for their past support and patronage. “We do appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.”

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McWilliams Pharmacy has been serving Snyder since 1951 In 1951 Roy and Rayburn Burgess opened Burgess Professional Pharmacy at 4002 College Ave., then Ave. S, in the building that was later occupied by Eddie Peterson Pharmacy. In May 1965, Jerry McWilliams joined the staff of the pharmacy. In November 1965, the business moved into a new building, which it still calls home, at 3706 College Ave. In 1971, McWilliams bought Roy Burgess out and the business became BurgessMcWilliams Pharmacy. In 1981, McWilliams his wife, Paula, bought out Rayburn Burgess and renamed the business McWilliams Pharmacy. After Jerry McWilliams’ death in 1987, Paula McWilliams took over the pharmacy. The McWilliams’ son, Mike, became the pharmacist in 1995 and his mother retired Pizza Inn is locally-owned by Keith, Karen and Kaleb Herrley and has been open in in October, 2003. Snyder for over 30 years. The Herrleys have owned and operated it since 1994. McWilliams Pharmacy currently has six employees. In addition to prescription Keith says that both their kids, Kaleb and Kara, grew up in the business and conand over-the-counter medicines, the business specializes in unique gifts. tributed to the success of their stores. Kaleb came back into the business full-time in 2007 and has been instrumental in reviving the business. “We have reinvested a considerable amount of capital into both the Snyder and Big Spring locations,” said Kaleb. “We know it is important to reinvest in your business for long term success, but we believe the key to success is customer service. We appreciate our long time customers and welcome all new customers as the business grows. “We have a great team of managers and employees. Together, we will strive to continue to earn our customer’s business by providing a clean facility, a great pizza and excellent customer service,” he said. The Pizza Inn team invites you to come in and see the newly-remodeled facility with a new pizza buffet and salad bar. “Also remember, we have a drive-thru window for take-out orders and we also deliver to your home or business,” Herrley said.

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Forget-Me-Not Florist continues journey in Snyder

Forget-Me-Not Florist, formerly located in the old laundromat on College Ave., was established in 2009 under the name of Balloons and Blooms. Heavenly Treasures was also located inside the building. “Being a family-owned business has been a challenge, but worth it,” said RexAnne Clark. “With over 10 years of combined experience and a mother-in-law who is a former flower shop owner and designer, this journey has been worth it.” From the laundromat, Forget-Me-Not Florist moved to the building that is now housing Texas Finance. After a small break from the flower shop business, she decided to reopen under the new name of Forget-Me-Not Florist. “The name of our shop has a lot to do with our services we now provide for the community,” Clark said. “Now knowing what the economy in Snyder was going to be like, we started out small in the little building located beside Cutting Quarters barber shop. It was a great location and perfect for establishing our business under the new name.” The opportunity for expansion came in December 2012 and Clark decided to move to 912 25th Street. “We now have more room and also booth rental space. We not only have plants, fresh flowers and special occasion arrangements, but we have teamed up with Heavenly Treasures once again to be able to offer a larger variety of gift items,” she said. “It has been an exciting journey and things have nev-

er been better,” Clark said. “We are looking forward to serving the people of Snyder and surrounding towns in Scurry County. God has blessed our small town flower shop and we hope to bring a little joy and comfort to our customers. Come visit us today – a small town shop with a big heart.”

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Tiger Health & Fitness is full service tanning and gym Tiger Health & Fitness has doubled in size since Michael and Shara Humphrey bought the business in 2008 — and has more than doubled in scope. They expanded the floor area from 6,000 square feet to 12,000 square feet and added nine new tanning beds and an airbrush unit. Tiger Health & Fitness is Snyder’s only full-service tanning salon and 24-hour gym. They offer around the clock fitness classes as well as kickboxing, Latin dancing and ab workouts. Shara Humphrey said that she especially enjoys meeting new people and has made many new friends since starting this adventure. The staff includes Estella Gutierrez, Tara Gordon, Leslie Billingsley, Cailey Young, Ashten Wilkenson, Brooke Wilson and Allie Hollingsworth. Tiger Health & Fitness offers personal service — and everyone knows you by name. “Friendly” is the word that describes the business. Located at 3409 B Snyder Shopping Center, the gym’s office hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday.


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Wright Colonial Funeral Home aims to serve families even after the funeral service

Wright Colonial Funeral Home opened in July of 1997. “We are very grateful to the citizens of Snyder, Scurry County, and the surrounding area for the trust and confidence placed in us to care for their loved ones,” said owner Kent Wright. The home-like atmosphere was inspired to offer peace and comfort to the families they serve,” he said. “When the death of a loved one occurs, our lives are turned upside down, Wright said. From the time of the call to the final disposition and beyond, the staff of Wright Colonial Funeral Home is dedicated to assisting the families they serve with dignity, honor and respect, and offers them the utmost care and compassion to help ease the burden. Their service to the family does not end on the day of the service. Wright said the aim is “to honor the life shared, to serve the need of the hour and to believe in the bonds of love.”


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The name says it all — Jack’s Roadboring

Jack’s Roadboring was established in 1959 under the name of Jack’s Welding Service by Jack K. Greene Sr., who has since retired. In 1971, the business became known as Jack’s Roadboring and Pipeline Construction, Inc. and road boring has remained the main service since 1973. Jack’s Roadboring is truly a hometown business, and has been owned and operated by the Greene family for three generations. Jack’s son, Larry Greene, and Larry’s son, Jason, run the business as the owners and operators. Jack’s Roadboring provides services to the oilfield, ranchers, farmers, wind farm operations, house builders and home owners. Jack’s Roadboing provides services that include backhoes, dozers, track hoes, loaders and dump trucking. Jack’s Roadboring has become the go-to place for material such as fill sand, washed masonary sand, top soil, caliche, crushed base, chat, washed river gravel, crushed gravel, as well as steel pipe. A long-time hometown business, Jack’s Roadboring has been at their present location of 3518 South Hwy. 208 since 1996 and can provide all customers with dirt sales and heavy equipment services.

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Roe’s Furniture has been in business for more than 70 years

Nana Bears Notions is a happy place

Roe’s Furniture & Appliance has served the area for over 70 years Roe’s Furniture & Appliance was founded by Myron and Verna Lee Roe in 1941 and was originally located on what is now North College Ave. Roe’s moved to its present location at 4001 Highland Shopping Center in 1959. The business is owned by A.C. and Jane Floyd and Walt and Becky Floyd. A.C. Floyd went to work in 1957 and Walt Floyd started in 1991. Roe’s currently has seven employees. The store is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Roe’s specializes in the sale and installation of furniture, bedding, appliances and televisions. They offer free delivery in Scurry County and free removal and disposal of old appliances, bedding and other items. “Our business is built on a hometown atmosphere, with a friendly and informative staff of sales associates,” Walt Floyd said. “We provide strong customer service, and we work hard to give our customers the best retail shopping experience available.”

Nana Bears Notions has been at its convenient location on the square for the past two years. Hope Heaton is the owner of the business that provides something shoppers can’t find in larger towns — friendly, helpful service. “And we’re a ‘happy’ business,” said Hope. The store, located at 2513 College Ave., is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. until around 2 p.m. on Saturday. Hope provides quality quilting and sewing fabrics and notions along with thread and gadgets for all sewing and quilting needs, with a new shipment of merchandise delivered weekly. And while Hope is quick to help answer any question customers might have, she invites you to come in and just look around. “I think people will be surprised at the variety of colors and fabric lines that I stock,” said Hope. “I certainly enjoy meeting new people and seeing old friends.” That is why she sums up her business as a “happy one.”

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Serving Snyder and the surrounding area since 1938

Friendly Flower Shop continues the tradition of providing beautifully-designed fresh floral arrangements for every need, whether it be an anniversary, birthday, holiday, sympathy, wedding, quincinera or just a daily delight for that special someone. The design team at Friendly Flowers has over 70 years combined experience and a passion for designing fresh or silk floral arrangements to meet or exceed customer expectations. Friendly Flower Shop has more than just flowers, though. The gift store has a wide selection of gift items ranging from that perfect “coffee cup” to finer artistic pieces from Theresa Siedel. The store is full of homedécor items, including the new indoor/ outdoor pillows by Magnolia Casual up to the unique solid wood furniture from mission style to rustic. The store still stocks the well-loved “Circle E” candles along with many other newly-added tabletop gift and homedécor items. Carla and the staff at Friendly Flower Shop say “thank you” to customers for their years of patronage in providing floral, gift-giving and home-accessory needs.

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Wash Happenin’ saves Snyder millions of gallons of water Wash Happenin’, located at 600 E. 37th Street, helps reduce the overall level of water consumption in the community by providing high-efficiency, high-capacity clothes washers. Commercial clothes washers are designed by the manufacturers to deliver superior washing results while consuming the absolute minimum volume of water. All the washers at the business are front loaders, and sizes range from 18-pound capacity to 75-pound capacity. Twenty-six 30-pound capacity front load dryers are available, as well as a large 82-pound capacity dryer. In addition to washers and dryers, Wash Happenin’ offers both wash and fold and ironing services. A play area is provided for the children and free Wi-Fi is available. Snacks and various laundry products are available for purchase. Wash Happenin’ opened in February, 2006, and was the first laundromat in Texas to use the CCI X-Changer. The customer loads money on a card similar to a debit card from the X-Changer, which allows access to the washers and dryers. The X-Changer offers security and rewards for the customer. An attendant is always available for those who

need assistance. Owners Helen and Celia Feinsod are proud that the business has been featured

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Scurry County School Federal Credit Union


Continued from Page 1 for eight hours,” said Vipul. Vipul, Sam and two long-time employees work hard to make each guest’s stay at the Purple Sage a pleasant one. “We have 45 rooms, a swimming pool and serve a hot breakfast every day,” said Vipul. Vipul is proud of two long-time employees, Gloria Romero, who has been at the motel for 18 years, and Maribel Gutierrez, who has been there for 19 years. Vipul said he owes any success he has achieved to hard work and dedication to his work and family. “I came to the U.S. in 1994 and couldn’t even tell you the ABC’s,” said Vipul. “I didn’t speak any English.” Vipul said his first job in the United States was in the Los Angeles area where he swept the parking lots of motels. “Then I got promoted to cleaning rooms,” laughed Vipul. He also said at one time, he had a job in a dry cleaning establishment in L.A. where he worked 12 hours per day and only got paid $150 per month. “But then, slowly, slowly I started saving money working 16 hours per day and had enough to buy a small convenience store. But I was still working 16 hours per day and was not able to spend any time with my family. So it was then we decided to get into the motel business. “And now my living room is also my office,” said Vipul.

Scurry County School Federal Credit Union was founded in 1957 The Scurry County School Federal Credit Union was founded in 1957 by educators of Scurry County, in order to give them a place for their savings and loan needs. Their idea was to charge just enough interest on loans to pay the members a fair rate on their savings. This same philosophy is still practiced today, more than 50 years later. The Credit Union is $10 million dollars strong and growing. The Credit Union is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., and is located at 1903 40th St. in Snyder. The staff includes Jackie Smith, bookkeeper; Bonnie Stokes, insurance/title/ACH clerk; Laura Reyes, loan/finance processor; and Pam Reston, manager. The staff combined has more than 60 years in banking and finance experience. The field of membership includes Snyder ISD, Hermleigh ISD, Ira ISD, Cogdell Memorial Hospital, Western Texas College, City of Snyder and Scurry County employees. Services include savings and loan needs, notary public, document shredding service and IT tech assistance. Call 573-6568 for more information or assistance.

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Snyder Daily News

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Snyder Daily News

Unique gifts available at WR Whistle Stop

Cupcakes and Cowboys offers a little of everything

Cupcakes and Cowboys, located at 1715 26th Street, is a new and fun business in town. It is owned and operated by Rodney and Theresa Dupree. The Duprees formerly owned and operated Friendly Flower Shop beginning in 1999. They sold the business in September 2012. They wish to express their sincere appreciation to all their customers at the flower shop throughout the years. Theresa Dupree retired from the flower shop after 35 years in the floral industry. The Duprees opened Cupcakes and Cowboys in late November. The store carries a large selection of specialty toys. The toys include child safe, educational, art, motor-skill related, as well as many different toys for indoor or outdoor play. The store has a large selection of Melissa and Doug toys and activity pads. Other brands include Alex toys, Wow toys, Playmobile, Tonka, Kidcraft, Tomy, Stephen Joseph, Rody-a-Wonderful bouncing rubber horse and more. Also in stock is Yall Ball’s, the hottest new ball available at the New York toy market. Cupcakes and Cowboys recently received Dyna-kites. Kites range in ages from beginner to 4- to 6-year-olds to the

advanced stunt kite flyer. For the girls, from our youngsters to our tweens, the store has fun stuff for you. These include new chandeliers for your rooms and cool igloo chairs, cell phone pursettes, cosmetic bags and lock-

ers for jewelry, as well as musical jewelry boxes in bright colors. For the girls, boys and adults, Cupcakes and Cowboys carries Kerusso products, Cherished Girl T-shirts, bracelets, necklaces, luggage tags, iPhone covers, hats and other inspirational items. The store also has iPhone covers for the guys. Cupcakes and Cowboys is proud to have Popar, the newest augmented reality books, available. They allow kids to see 3-D objects and animation that pop from the books, greatly enhancing the learning experience. The books can be viewed on a computer, iPhone 4 or newer, iPad 2 or newer, iPad mini or any Android device with a camera. The store does have an interactive demonstration available. Cupcakes and Cowboys has an extensive selection of infant through toddler lines. It welcomes baby shower selections for the new mom-to-be. Also available are bottle pets. They are cute, fun and soft bottle covers. The baby department includes items such as bottle warmers, teethers, blanket pets, rattlers, hooded towels, high chair and shopping cart covers, nursing lap pads, onsies, blankets, bibs, grasping toys, Bumbo’s and more. These items come from the brands of Tomy Baby, Lamaze,

First Years, Melissa and Doug, Masion Chic, Kay’s Kids and others. In March, the Duprees opened a small bakery and began making cupcakes. A variety of flavors are made on Wednesday through Saturday. You can view the flavors of the day on our Facebook page at Cupcakes + Cowboys. They will soon have cake by the slice and will be adding cookies in the near future. Available at the Manhattan CoffeeHouse, Marianne Randals hosts the cupcake flavor of the day. Special orders are accepted. Also, vintage soda pops and bulk candies are available. The sodas include flavors like buffalo wing soda, passion fruit, astro pop, Shirley Temple, rocket fizz, Soux City root beer, pop shoppe, cola, Dublin cherry limeade and blueberry bronza. The candies include rock candy, bacon suckers, big cherry, cherry mash, pop rocks, Smarties, taffy, Hello Kitty pops, BB Bats, Tabasco Jelly Bellys, black cherry Blow Pops and grape flavor wax mustaches. If you’ve got a birthday party or baby shower gift to buy or just want to treat the young at heart, come see the Duprees at Cupcakes and Cowboys and be sure to bring the kids, too.

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Jerry and Rita House have owned and operated one of the most unique stores — WR

DaShay Smith, Howard Smith Sr., Howard Smith Jr., Herman Smith, Damion Medina, An- Whistle Stop — in all of West Texas since 1999. drew Moncevais, Scottavia Smith and not pictured, Joann Tippens, Angela Castillon, Elena Even its location is unique as the store at 1803 25th Street (on the square) formerly C. Rodriquez, Ashton Edward Lee, Shelby Grice, Teron Collins, DaNorris Smith and D’Vincent housed two well-known stores in Snyder. K’ean Allison. They were the Perry Brothers Five&Dime Store and Fenton’s Western Store.

Smith Janitorial founded in 1963

Howard Smith Janitorial Inc. was founded in 1963 by Eloise and Howard Smith Sr. to supplement the family income. The goal was — and remains — to provide quality cleaning services to businesses in the Snyder area. The Smith family initially worked at Snyder Savings and Loan, Standard Oil, Union 76, Chevron, Halliburton, Hat Oil, Betco, SACROC, R.E. Smith Oil, National Tank, M.L. Duke, Exxon and the medical clinic. The first “employees” were the family — daughters Vera and Ada, brothers Melvin, Howard Jr., Herman, Willis-Joe and Mitchell. All were unpaid employees. Back then, Smith Janitorial was a seven-day a week job. Regular cleaning was done Monday-Friday, window washing on Saturdays and a Sunday “check up” to re-clean any office that was worked in over the weekend. Howard and Elosie “retired’ from Smith Janitorial in 1991 with a change in management/ownership to Herman, who became sole proprietor in 2003, and Shrunda Smith. Herman (aka Peter) began working in the business at age 12 and continued until he joined the Navy in 1971. Herman returned to Snyder and worked as a plumber at the construction site for the prison. He continued his education and graduated from correctional officer training at Western Texas College. Howard Smith Janitorial Inc. will be celebrating 50 years of service in May 2013.

Howard Smith Janitorial Inc.

“We carry a wide selection of unique gifts, home and garden décor including a large kitchen department with many cookbooks,” said Rita. “We also have a wide selection of antiques, candles, Fredericksburg Farms, Jerry Baird’s Seasonings, Lanterns, collegiate items, western, frames, jewelry, artwork and much more,” said Rita. The store also has a bridal registry. “We so much enjoy meeting all the wonderful people that come into the store and all our great customers,” she said. “Our customers are always surprised that they find the variety of items they do here at our store in Snyder and many comment they can’t even find such a large variety in much larger towns. They also comment on the size of the store.” And everyone at the store is always open for suggestions for new items to carry to add to the uniqueness of the store. And what about the name, WR Whistle Stop? They started the store with Rita’s mother, Wilma Rodman, hence the WR in the store name — Wilma and Rita. The store not only has a unique name, it has unique employees. Others who work at the store include granddaughters Susan Lee and Krystin House. “Michelle Williams has been my right hand for seven years,” said Rita. “She has an absolutely amazing rapport with our customers and always has a smile and a kind word for everyone,” said Rita. “She has enabled Jerry and I to travel and enjoy our grandchildren because we can be gone and know that she will handle everything”

The WR

Whistle Stop

in business since 1963 residential & commercial

Snyder’s Unique Specialty Toy Store • Expert Floor Care

• Restrooms

• Stripping

• Party Clean Up

• Waxing

• New & Existing Buildings

• Buffing • Windows

We Do The compleTe Job

1715 26th Street 574-1133 Like us on facebook: cupcakes & cowboys

howard smith jantorial inc. po box 1303 snyder, tx, 79550

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